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Interior Design (IDSN)


IDSN 094 PCE Non Credit IDSN Course

CEUs: 0-6

Term: (Based on sufficient demand)

Non-credit professional and continuing education (PCE) courses offered to provide condensed coursework to meet the needs of working students and professionals. These courses are eligible for Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and OPI Renewal Units and are transcribed on the student’s continuing education transcript.

IDSN 101 Intro to Interior Design

Credits: 3

Term: (Currently not offered)

Core Class: Fine Arts

This course introduces design as it relates to interior design, architecture and related professions, through the study of the elements and principles of design and the ways in which humans interact with designed environments and elements.

IDSN 110 Hist of Int Dsgn I Ancnt-1900

Credits: 3

Term: (Currently not offered)

This course offers exposure to stylistic variations found in interior design of the ancient world and traditional Europe. Students will become aware of how these styles have been the impetus for pre-1900 architecture and decorative arts in America.

IDSN 111 Hist of Int Dsgn II 1900-Conte

Credits: 3

Term: (Currently not offered)

This course is a continuation of the study of the development of the interior environment from the 19th century to the present. The difference in the basic philosophy between 19th and 21st century design is emphasized.

IDSN 122 Textiles and Interior Finishes

Credits: 3

Term: (Currently not offered)

This course includes the study of textiles and interior finishes used by interior designers. Students will gain familiarity with a wide range of textile products used in both residential and commercial interiors including fiber content and yarn type, application and labeling, performance and maintenance. Students will also study the range and application of wall, ceiling and floor finish materials commonly used in interior design.

IDSN 130 Interior Design Graphics

Credits: 3

Term: (Currently not offered)

Interior Design Graphics provides interior design students with a basic knowledge of building structures, construction techniques and building materials. It introduces the technical skills needed to read and produce drawings used in the practice of interior design, including floor plans, interior elevations, reflected ceiling plans and detail drawings.

IDSN 131 Presentation Drawing

Credits: 3

Term: (Currently not offered)

Prerequisite: IDSN 130 or equivalent

This course presents the elements of two- and three-dimensional design as related to interior representational drawings. Emphasis is on one- and two-point perspective drawings and sketching. Addition of color to drawings by use of hand and digital methods is introduced.

IDSN 135 Fundamentals of Space Planning

Credits: 3

Term: (Currently not offered)

This course explores the physical and psychological concepts pertaining to interior spaces. Students work with commercial design programs, schematic planning tools, commercial furniture, and universal design concepts to create functional space plans that meet program criteria. Students will explore space planning in relationship to plumbing and mechanical systems and apply NKBA kitchen and bath space planning guidelines. The basic space planning skills and terminology learned are applicable to the NCIDQ exam.

IDSN 194 PCE Credit-Bearing IDSN Course

Credits: 1-6

Term: (Based on sufficient demand)

Credit-bearing professional and continuing education (PCE) courses offered to provide students and professionals condensed courses for skills upgrades, Professional Certification requirements, and as electives for the Associate of Arts (AA) or Associate of Science (AS) degrees. These courses may be eligible for financial aid for students pursuing the AA or AS degrees and are transcribed on the student’s undergraduate transcript.

IDSN 225 Light, Color, and Lighting Sys

Credits: 3

Term: (Currently not offered)

Prerequisite: IDSN 101 and IDSN 130

This course is a continuation of previous experience in color and lighting systems. Students will explore color theory, human response to color, and the properties of light and color. Students will also gain knowledge in lighting systems and specification of lamps and fixtures. The student will learn practical methods for applying these elements of design and demonstrate competency in color usage and lighting systems by designing projects including reflected ceiling plans, lighting and color specification.

IDSN 230 Interior Architectural CAD

Credits: 4

Term: (Currently not offered)

The interior design student will learn basic commands in CAD, and then apply these applications to the creation of residential and commercial construction drawings, furniture plans and 3D rendering using computer-aided drafting. Topics covered include drawing set-up, creation, 2D and 3D color rendering, and plotting.

IDSN 232 Advanced Digital Graphics

Credits: 2

Term: (F)

The interior design student will explore advanced presentation techniques current computer-aided drafting and graphic design software. Skills learned will include accurate and realistic 2D and 3D rendering of interior design materials, finishes and lighting effects.

IDSN 240 Studio I Residential

Credits: 4

Term: (Currently not offered)

Prerequisite: Completion of all 100-level technical courses and IDSN 225

This course is a laboratory experience with real-life & hypothetical design projects. The focus of Studio I is primarily residential. Students will develop 2 or 3 complete presentations including but not limited to floor plans, interior elevations, interior perspectives, color board, room finish schedule, and a budget. Students will make oral presentations using the presentation boards to illustrate their design solutions.

IDSN 250 Studio II Commercial

Credits: 4

Term: (Currently not offered)

Prerequisite: Completion of all 100-level IDSN courses, IDSN 225, IDSN 230, and IDSN 240

Studio II is an advanced laboratory class which focuses on commercial design projects, some for actual clients. Advanced space planning, utilization of appropriate codes and specification writing will be covered. Students will develop 2-3 complete presentations including but not limited to floor plans, interior elevations, interior perspectives, color boards, and specification schedules. Students will make oral presentations using the presentation boards and CAD drawings to illustrate their design solutions.

IDSN 266 Kitchen and Bath I

Credits: 3

Term: (Currently not offered)

Prerequisite: Completion of all 100-level technical courses

Using the National Kitchen and Bath Association guidelines, students will learn the fundamentals of kitchen and bath design, using NKBA’s drawing and presentation standards. Analysis of client needs, specifying products, creating design solutions, residential plumbing and mechanical systems, project drawing and documentation will also be covered.

IDSN 267 Kitchen and Bath II

Credits: 3

Term: (Currently not offered)

Prerequisite: Completion of all 100-level technical courses, IDSN 240, and IDSN 266

This studio course is a continuation of IDSN 166 Kitchen and Bath I. There will be further exploration into products and more advanced design solutions with an emphasis on preparation for the AKBD certification exam.

IDSN 275 Professional Practices

Credits: 3

Term: (Currently not offered)

Prerequisite: Completion of all 100-level technical courses, IDSN 225, and IDSN 230

This course is an introduction to business principles and practices related to the interior design profession. Topics include business procedures, methods of charging, and steps involved in business formation. Use of contracts and specifications to achieve desired objectives is covered, as is marketing of professional services and promotion of the firm. Ethics and professional growth and organizations are discussed. A portfolio will be discussed, and a resume and cover letter will be completed during this class.

IDSN 298 Internship/Portfolio

Credits: 5

Term: (Currently not offered)

This course is a 5 credit class which gives the student 160 hours of experience in the daily operation of an interior design firm or a related business and assists the student in creating a professional portfolio. It provides monitored experience in dealing with clients, customers and other business persons. The student will encounter opportunities to utilize skills and knowledge acquired in previous interior design courses. The discussion and reporting component of this class will be managed online. Prior to graduation, students will be expected to give a brief presentation describing their internship experience and complete a final professional portfolio.